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A MECHANISM FOR PRODUCING CLOUD LINES

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  • 1 University of California at Los Angeles
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Abstract

By consideration of the buoyancy effects associated with the release of latent heat, an hypothesis concerning a mechanism for the formation of cloud lines is set up. Adequate data for a quantitative check of this hypothesis are not available; however, plausible synoptic examples are shown. In the course of the work, a method for computing the orientation of the axis of dilation of a wind field is developed.

Abstract

By consideration of the buoyancy effects associated with the release of latent heat, an hypothesis concerning a mechanism for the formation of cloud lines is set up. Adequate data for a quantitative check of this hypothesis are not available; however, plausible synoptic examples are shown. In the course of the work, a method for computing the orientation of the axis of dilation of a wind field is developed.

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